GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 307626
add additional default panel launchers?
Last modified: 2005-06-21 12:03:18 UTC
Well, I don't know :) But they are currently:
That doesn't seem right. Going by the tours on OSDir.com (finally, a use!) some
defaults from our big distributors are:
* Ubuntu: $WEB_BROWSER, evolution, yelp
* FC4: $WEB_BROWSER, evolution, $WORD_PROCESSOR, $SLIDESHOW, $SPREADSHEET
* NLD: $WEB_BROWSER, evolution, $WORD_PROCESSOR
* JDS: nothing, oddly
So it seems like there is a strong consensus for epiphany and evolution; Yelp
seems reasonable, and we don't ship a word processor, so I'm sort of mixed on
that one ATM. Seth, Bryan?
[Making this priority High and 2.12 stopper because, well, a terminal is lame.
And I'd like to ship a liveCD to at least 100K users with a strict default
setup, so this actually has an impact.]
Well we setup the FC order, so that's what I think Seth and I would both
recommend. Slight changes are obvious for GNOME, it would be epiphany, evolution
I wouldn't add yelp to the list, we have it as a top level menu item under
Desktop and it's not really a commonly used program. I'm sure the idea is to
help people find help, but in reality no one seriously knows that the life
preserver will help them figure out how to search their mail and it doesn't even
open to context sensitive help.
Definitely a good thing to drop the terminal and nautilus.
So should we close this bug then? Vincent Untz has replaced terminal and
nautilus with evo and ephy, and it doesn't seem like we'll get consensus on
anything else if you're not going to push it, Bryan, so... I'm tempted to say
just close it.
Certainly isn't a 2.12 stopper anymore, at any rate...
Ok, lets close this and if people want to push for more stuff we can have
separate bugs for that.
Wait! We can't get rid of the terminal launcher, yet. See bug 138063 and bug
They aren't removing the terminal, just the launcher icon from the panel. It's
still in the menu. Those bugs are irrelevant to this.
I'd actually suggest keeping the terminal launcher on the panel by default.
A lot of help for new users often includes "Open a Terminal, then type .... " -
now I don't feel the terminal is easily discoverable in its current menu
position, so removing the default launcher from the panel wouldn't be a good
Distributors could always put it back, but I would suggest reconsidering this